Welcome to the Agnes Scott Arboretum.

The Agnes Scott Arboretum provides an interactive, interdisciplinary tree tour through the beautiful campus of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. The featured topics are inspired by the liberal arts curriculum of Agnes Scott College. In keeping with the College’s commitment to the liberal arts, the Agnes Scott Arboretum invites visitors to reflect on the complex connections between trees and humans and the integral role that trees play in our lives.

LATEST NEWS! The Agnes Scott Arboretum is hosting an Urban Forest Management and Sustainability Audit, guided by the U. S. Forest Service and in collaboration with Trees Atlanta. More news on this exciting development soon!

MORE NEWS! The Arboretum was selected for inclusion in the Atlanta Science Festival, March 22-29, 2014. On Sunday, March 23, 2:00-4:00, three celebrity guides led a tour of the arboretum for ASF participants: arborist Jamie Blackburn of Arborguard, Inc.; Alfie Vick, associate professor at UGA’s College of Environment and Design; and nature photographer Kathryn Kolb. See pictures here.

AND THIS! The Agnes Scott Arboretum co-sponsored with Trees Atlanta and Friends of Oakhurst Green Space the use of sheep from Eweniversally Green to remove invasive plants in the wooded tract south of the campus. Brian Cash of Eweniversally Green, Brian Williams with Trees Atlanta, and Danny Ingram from Friends of Oakhurst Green Space were on hand December 3, 2013, to introduce Agnes Scott students to some new, wooly friends. Have a look!

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! The Morton Arboretum (Lisle, IL) has accredited the Agnes Scott Arboretum as a Level I arboretum in the Morton Register of Arboreta. The Morton Register of Arboreta and its system of accreditation are a service of the Morton Arboretum to 1) foster the establishment and professionalism of arboreta, 2) identify arboreta capable of participating or collaborating in certain scientific, collections, or conservation activity, and 3) advance the planting and conservation of trees to improve the world. An accredited arboretum is one that has met certain professional standards of established arboreta. Go here to learn more.